A Bond Like No Other is Mother and Son {Kristin & Leium}

I met Kristin last year when we both discovered Senegence (best. makeup. ever). She was one of the gorgeous women I got to do headshots for. And now I had the pleasure of photographing her and her handsome son Leium over Easter weekend!

We were a little worried about the weather because Thursday night it was so cold I had to put gloves on my kiddos. But this is Spring in Iowa…so of course three days later we hit 80 degrees! We really had a perfectly beautiful afternoon at the Bickelhaupt Arboretum in Clinton, Iowa. While there are still a lot of “naked” branches, we found a beautiful field of blooming daffodils and of course the gorgeous cherry blossoms.

As soon as I met Leium I knew the shoot would be fun one. He is not shy in the least and quite literally danced through the arboretum. He is such a happy kid and always has a huge smile on his face. I can tell he really enjoys being goofy and having fun. I gave him the opportunity to make up a silly story to make mom laugh and I’m pretty sure he didn’t disappoint. This talented little dude is already a writer and animator, which is super cool. Leium is one of a kind and I know his mama is very proud of him. It definitely shows in their photos!

I can definitely say, this session got me very excited for the busy photography season ahead!

Van Kampen Family Sneak Peek

It's beginning to look a lot like FALL! I'm so excited because it's my favorite time of the year! I love everything about it...football season, pots o' chili, apple cider, Halloween, the crisp cool air, sweaters and scarves, beautiful leaves...just everything! And not only is all of that awesome, but it's also the best time for photography. I have lots of clients who decide to wait it out for some good Autumn foliage to make up their natural backdrops. We were lucky to have a gorgeous morning over in Albany, IL for the Van Kampen's family session. Tadd and Mindy decided now would be a good time to get these portraits taken since Brayden just celebrated his 4th birthday and they are all very excited about welcoming a new bundle of joy into their lives next Spring! I'm so beyond happy for them and can't wait to meet that new beautiful baby! 

Here is a little sneak peek of their session!